Chamber Hosts State Candidates Speed Dating

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce hosted a speed-dating style event to meet candidates for state office on Tuesday morning.

Candidates circulated among tables during a breakfast at the Belmont Country Club, with six minutes at each fielding questions from Chamber members.

 The event came shortly after the Chamber released its 2019 BizVotes Election Questionnaire, with positions from all the candidates seeking to represent Loudoun in the General Assembly and on the Loudoun Board of Supervisors.

The Chamber has conducted its BizVotes Election Education Campaign since 2003 to inform business leaders about the positions held by candidates on the Chamber’s top public policy issues. The 2019 questionnaire focused on perennial issues, such as transportation and housing affordability, and new ones, like Loudoun’s data center industry.

“Loudoun’s voters have the opportunity this November to keep our community and our Commonwealth the nation’s best place to grow a business, develop a career and to raise a family,” stated chamber President Tony Howard. “The BizVotes Election Education Questionnaire can serve as their trusted resources for determining where the candidates that seek to represent our families stand on the issues that will keep Loudoun safe, strong and prosperous.”

The questionnaire is online at

The chamber has one more big election event coming up this month: The three candidates running for county chairman at large will debate on Oct. 22 at The National Conference Center. Registration is at

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